Collaboration opportunity / Calls for Interest
Information at the web-site can assist health service professionals in their choice of the most appropriate examinations in a wide range of clinical cases, according to the best available evidence and broad consensus opinion. The aim is to stop unnecessary referrals or failure to refer a patient when imaging is recommended.
Information for patients and carers is also provided to assist in their understanding of medical imaging techniques and their use in diagnosing clinical conditions.
NHS Evidence has accredited the process that is used to develop the content of DIP.
At the core of the website is a suite of diagnostic pathways categorised according to organ systems. Some of the pathways contain pathology recommendations.
The intention now is to build on the content of DIP and using similar processes develop an online evidence-based and consensus-based educational and decision support resource for diagnostic imaging and pathology referrals – Diagnostic Imaging And Pathology Pathways (DIAPP).
DIAPP will contain a fully integrated suite of recommendations for imaging and pathology referrals. An integrated resource is needed because a decision to investigate with imaging can be contingent on the performance and result of a pathology test (and vice versa).
A DIAPP Steering Committee has been convened comprising General Practitioners, Imaging Sub-specialists and Pathology Sub-specialists to guide the development of content.
An invitation is extended to G-I-N members to collaborate in this initiative. Please make contact if you would like to know more or if you would like to participate.
Health Technology Assessment International
Call for Interest for English Editorial Board Members
The International Steering Committee of the HTA Glossary is looking for professionals to revise the English version of the HTA
Glossary. For further information please see the advert at:
Please note that the deadline for expressions of interest will be extended to Friday 11th January 2013.